Recreation center expands hours for fall

Pool closed as department seeks student lifeguard; position pays $13.50/hour Students looking to use the recreation and fitness facilities on Heritage Campus will have more options this year as the facilities remain open into the evening.  “This is the first semester within the past few years that the recreation and fitness facilities have been fully open,” said Kristy Urbick, intramurals director. “It will be open later on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 6:30 p.m., which has students pretty excited about the change.” The Heritage Campus features an eighth-mile track, gymnasium, racquetball courts, tennis courts and an indoor pool. The pool is…

Lift the weight of school off

After not being able to break a sweat at the recreation center in nearly two years because of COVID-19 restrictions, students finally can use the facility again. Intramurals Director Kristy Urbick said she is excited to have students use the rec center after following the health and safety protocols that the college had in place since March 2020 due to the pandemic. “We’ve been looking forward to having students back for a long time,” Urbick said. “We are excited to be opening up the fitness center, pool, the tennis courts and the racquetball courts, all of which are available for…

Gym repairs don’t stop intramural program

Many closures are preventing events and students from getting involved but the intramural sports program is still providing. This semester DMC has been under constant renovations, and with the gym under roof repairs, intramural sports events have been updated. Although the gym is going to be closed for the rest of the spring semester, the intramural sports program still plans to host activities for students. They are encouraging students to participate in the upcoming events, which will also include tennis, four-square, tennis and racquet ball. Below is the updated schedule for intramural sports events Ultimate Frisbee Tuesday, 2/22 3:00 pm…

Intramurals brings back in-person events

Dodgeball, basketball, indoor soccer and more to return While many events will remain virtual this semester, DMC’s Intramural Program is bringing back some of its more popular games for students to play in person. Students can look forward to dodgeball, basketball, indoor soccer, capture the flag and more this spring. The department also held a yoga event on Jan. 21, which will continue both virtually and in-person. Yoga will be offered from 1-2 p.m. Fridays in the dance studio in the Kinesiology Building at Heritage Campus. Students will be provided with yoga mats. Anyone interested in dodgeball can visit the…

Special Olympics seeking volunteers

 The South Texas Special Olympics is searching for students from Del Mar College to volunteer for upcoming events. Del Mar College encourages their students to experience volunteer work and take advantage of the opportunity to help others and their community. The Special Olympics, which originated in 1969, is an international organization that offers many opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities while participating in sports. “Our goal is to promote inclusion and equity throughout sports across the globe and to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for everyone,” said Noah Willoughby, volunteer services manager of Special Olympics Texas. Willoughby has mentioned that…